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culpo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. culpa.
I. To reproach or blame a person or thing as wrong or faulty, to censure, reprove, disapprove, condemn (syn.: reprehendo, vitupero; opp. laudo, probo, etc.; rare; mostly post-Aug.; never in the Cic. per.).
c. Absol.: “culpetne probetne,Ov. M. 3, 256; 9, 524; Hor. S. 1, 4, 82.— Hence, subst.: culpanda , ōrum, n., things deserving censure: “et probandorum et culpandorum ex iis confirmatio eosdem gradus habet,Quint. 5, 11, 7.—
II. Culpare aliquid, to declare something as a crime, to impute a fault to, to complain of, find fault with: “arbore nunc aquas Culpante, etc.,Hor. C. 3, 1, 31; cf.: “agrorum infecunditatem,Col. 1, prooem. § 1:“ culpantur frustra calami,Hor. S. 2, 3, 7.—Hence, culpā-tus , a, um, P. a.
A. Worthy of reproach, blamable: “Paris,Verg. A. 2, 602: “culpatius esse arbitror,Gell. 11, 7, 1.—
B. Corrupted, spoiled: “vinum,Macr. S. 7, 6.
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